Aloe there! 

Aloe Vera has been quite the rage in the skincare and holistic medicine scene for a few years now. Who can blame them? This plant has some insane benefits on offer. The pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries have made such a fuss about this wonder plant that it now has an estimated market value of USD 13 Billion, roughly R185 846 830, 000,0. That’s a lot of money, right?


The good news for us South Africans is that Aloe Vera loves our climate, so it’s super easy to grow in your garden or a terracotta pot even. Yippee!

 

Do you want to know more? 

Let’s learn all about Aloe Vera. 

Let’s learn all about this magical plant. 

 

Aloe Vera is a succulent and originates from the Arabian Peninsula.  Succulents are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged, usually in order to retain water in dry climates or soil conditions. These days they’re found all around the world but prefer tropical, semi-tropical and arid climates. Its leaves are thick and pointed and grow up to 50cm long. Wow!


But wait for it, because the best part is coming now. When you cut a leaf off, you’ll find a gross slimy liquid.  Ewwww! This is specifically what all the fuss is about. The slimy gel contains essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that make up the healing properties. 

For example, the antioxidants in the gel fight off bacteria that cause nasty infections. This is why it’s often used as an antibacterial and antiseptic ingredient in many household ointments. Because of these properties, studies have shown that the gel, in combination with honey and cinnamon, can improve, prevent and control acne. YES!

If you forgot to apply your sunscreen before spending the day in the hot sun, Aloe Vera could help with that too. It has been used to treat sunburn and burn wounds for a very long time. It even helps to relieve the itchiness associated with sunburns. Bonus!

Aloe Vera as a mouthwash

Did you know that some people even use the juice as their everyday mouth wash? It helps keep your teeth clean and germ-free. Why? Because it’s antibacterial. Duh! 

Overall, it is just a gem to have on hand. And did we mention that it’s such a pretty plant too?

 

 

South Africa is home to 155 Aloe species. All of them are naturally awesome, but make 100% sure you use Aloe Vera to score all the magical benefits above. 

 

 

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-use-aloe-vera-plant 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/g19682442/aloe-plant-care/#:~:text=To%20keep%20it%20happy%2C%20plant,buy%20a%20special%20succulent%20mix.&text=Repot%20your%20aloe%20if%20the,plant%20thrives%20in%20snug%20conditions.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318591#bioactive-compounds

https://www.healthline.com/health/aloe-vera-for-acne#:~:text=Aloe%20vera%20has%20antibacterial%20properties,smooth%20skin%20that’s%20acne%2Dfree.

Aloe

Aloe

Aloe There!

Aloe Vera has been quite the rage in the skincare and holistic medicine scene for a few years now.

Who can blame them?

This plant has some insane benefits on offer.

The pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries have made such a fuss about this wonder plant that it now has an estimated market value of USD 13-billion, roughly R185 846 830 000.

That’s a lot of money, right?

Aloe

The good news for us South Africans is that Aloe Vera loves our climate, so it’s super easy to grow in your garden or a terracotta pot even.

Yippee!

Do you want to know more?

Aloe

Aloe Vera is a succulent and originates from the Arabian Peninsula.

Succulents are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged, usually in order to retain water in dry climates or soil conditions.

These days they’re found all around the world but prefer tropical, semi-tropical and arid climates.

Its leaves are thick and pointed and grow up to 50cm long.

Wow!

Aloe

But wait for it, because the best part is coming now.

When you cut a leaf off, you’ll find a gross slimy liquid.

Ewwww!

This is specifically what all the fuss is about.

The slimy gel contains essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that make up the healing properties.

Aloe

For example, the antioxidants in the gel fight off bacteria that cause nasty infections.

This is why it’s often used as an antibacterial and antiseptic ingredient in many household ointments.

Because of these properties, studies have shown that the gel, in combination with honey and cinnamon, can improve, prevent and control acne.

YES!

Aloe

If you forgot to apply your sunscreen before spending the day in the hot sun, Aloe Vera could help with that too.

It has been used to treat sunburn and burn wounds for a very long time.

It even helps to relieve the itchiness associated with sunburns.

Bonus!

Aloe

Did you know that some people even use the juice as their everyday mouth wash?

It helps keep your teeth clean and germ-free.

Why?

Because it’s antibacterial.

Aloe

Overall, it is just a gem to have on hand.

And did we mention that it’s such a pretty plant too?

South Africa is home to 155 Aloe species.

All of them are naturally awesome, but make 100% sure you use Aloe Vera to score all the magical benefits above.

Aloe
Aloe

Aloe There!

Aloe Vera has been quite the rage in the skincare and holistic medicine scene for a few years now.

Who can blame them?

This plant has some insane benefits on offer.

The pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries have made such a fuss about this wonder plant that it now has an estimated market value of USD 13-billion, roughly R185 846 830 000.

That’s a lot of money, right?

Aloe

The good news for us South Africans is that Aloe Vera loves our climate, so it’s super easy to grow in your garden or a terracotta pot even.

Yippee!

Do you want to know more?

Aloe

Aloe Vera is a succulent and originates from the Arabian Peninsula.

Succulents are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged, usually in order to retain water in dry climates or soil conditions.

These days they’re found all around the world but prefer tropical, semi-tropical and arid climates.

Its leaves are thick and pointed and grow up to 50cm long.

Wow!

Aloe

But wait for it, because the best part is coming now.

When you cut a leaf off, you’ll find a gross slimy liquid.

Ewwww!

This is specifically what all the fuss is about.

The slimy gel contains essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that make up the healing properties.

Aloe

For example, the antioxidants in the gel fight off bacteria that cause nasty infections.

This is why it’s often used as an antibacterial and antiseptic ingredient in many household ointments.

Because of these properties, studies have shown that the gel, in combination with honey and cinnamon, can improve, prevent and control acne.

YES!

Aloe

If you forgot to apply your sunscreen before spending the day in the hot sun, Aloe Vera could help with that too.

It has been used to treat sunburn and burn wounds for a very long time.

It even helps to relieve the itchiness associated with sunburns.

Bonus!

Aloe

Did you know that some people even use the juice as their everyday mouth wash?

It helps keep your teeth clean and germ-free.

Why?

Because it’s antibacterial.

Aloe

Overall, it is just a gem to have on hand.

And did we mention that it’s such a pretty plant too?

South Africa is home to 155 Aloe species.

All of them are naturally awesome, but make 100% sure you use Aloe Vera to score all the magical benefits above.

Aloe